whats most irritating is that 100% of my drivability issues with this conversion have to do with trusting the provided parts of a purchased adapter kit, vs making one.
Im on 5 different removals and reinstallations of this T5, all related to what I now am aware is an incorrectly depthed pilot bearing adapter. Its just not designed properly, its much too shallow a mounting point for a stock GM pilot bearing. Had I just figured it out for myself and made my own adapter using a GM flywheel, I wouldnt have been in the position of redoing it so many times.
Now that im in the mindset that every part of the adapter kit might not be designed perfectly, im much more likely to get this figured out for good, but in the process may have damaged a gearbox that only has 8k on it since being rebuilt. Oh well.
Just goes to show, anything worth doing, is worth doing yourself.Amen to that brother,,,